The Ancient and Esoteric Order of the Jackalope

"New York, NY"

The city so nice they named it twice! The city so weird it features heavily in the following episodes!

a Currier and Ives print of the 1844 Peacemaker explosion

Peacemaker

tear your world apart once the magic starts

This week we've got all the hot Peacemaker spoilers you've been craving! Assuming you don't mean the John Cena show.

Burnu Acquanetta posing in a Mexican costume in front of a fake Olmec head

Burning Fire, Deep Water

neither Venezuelan nor Volcano

Burnu Acquanetta, "the Venezuelan Volcano," was an exotic beauty who took Hollywood by storm in the summer of 1942... but who was she really?

Judge Joseph Force Crater

Judge Crater, Call Your Office

the missingest man in modern history

On August 6th, 1930 Judge Joseph Force Crater walked out of a New York City restaurant and was never seen again.

Dr. John Ballou Newbrough

Suffer Little Children

John Ballou Newbrough, Oahspe, and the Faithists of SHalam

In 1880, God dictated a new Bible to J.B. Newbrough, and then told him to move to New Mexico and open up the weirdest orphanage the world has ever seen.

a portrait of James Buchanan Brady

He Could Eat It All

the glitter, glamor, and gluttony of Diamond Jim Brady (1856-1917)

In an age of excess, he was the most excessive one of all. This week, we look back at the life of legendary salesman and gourmand Diamond Jim Brady.

political cartoon showing John Alexander Dowie being run out of Chicago

Marching to Shibboleth

a sordid story of faith healing, financial fraud, flat Eartherism, and figs

Forty miles north of Chicago lies Zion, IL, a sleepy city with a sordid history of faith healing, financial fraud, flat Eartherism... and figs?

Original Billy Watson and His Famous Beef-Trust Beauties in Krausmeyer's Alley

The Spirit of Capitalism Made Flesh

if you like 'em big, well, they don't get any bigger than this

A fun night out at the theater featuring ethnic jokes, slapstick violence, a sappy moral, three tons of feminine pulchritude, and a dead cat.

Bayard Peakes reads a newspaper announcing his arrest

“I’m the Naughty Boy.”

you love science — but probably not nearly as much as Bayard Peakes did

On July 14th, 1952 a mysterious man walked into the office of the American Physical Society and murdered secretary Eileen Fahey for no apparent reason.

a graphic illustration of the cellular cosmogony

We Live Inside

greetings from the inside of the Hollow Earth

Dr. Cyrus Reed Teed may have been a madman, or the Messiah, but only he was bold enough to tell the truth: that we live on the inside of a hollow Earth.